He made us laugh and has pulled the same pranks on us many times over. We laughed every time like we’d never heard it before. But boy, don’t you make him mad. My dad, Sam was a successful man in the 80’s. He gave us a nice home and even a nicer home on the lake where we spent our weekends growing up.
Dad had lots of friends and was a very likeable man. He helped everyone by handing out loan after loan. Most he never received back. He owned several businesses and provided us with everything we needed….EXCEPT nourishment. I hold no grudges. I love that man. In his Father’s Day card, I wrote, “Dad, I love you more each day.”
He actually apologized to me a month or so ago about how he could have made better choices when raising us, and he also said that he wasn’t going to dwell on the past. I don’t blame him one bit. He did the best he knew how to do – I respect that.
Dad has gotten more and more cranky in his old age. He’s 83 years young and has out lasted most of his friends. Him and my mom have retired to the lake where they still take care of the house and the yard. Mom would like to move to a smaller home and dad says he will die there. So we will see who wins this round!!
Here’s the latest picture of their house that I took this past Memorial Day. Mom takes care of the flowers and plants and dad mows. You’ll also see a shed on the right – that’s my dad’s man cave. He’s got his tools on one side and his radio, telephone and cigar tray, and don’t forget the wine…on the other side. Sits in there all day talking on the phone. He calls everyone he knows…Hasn’t he heard of texting or Facebook??? Oh that’s funny. Mom nor dad ever got into the computer thing…ya gotta love your parents!!